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I'm a mom with dreams.  I want to live my life with no boundaries.  One day at a time.

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Boondocking ~ How to Find Your Free RV Campsite

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By now, you all know that I am hoping to purchase an RV and travel the country while working from the road. I previously wrote about Six of my Favorite Travel Campers. There are many people who want to live this kind of lifestyle, but, feel they can’t afford it. So, I researched that further and found that it is actually cheaper to live as an RVer than it is to live in an apt or house, paying rent or mortgage. Here’s my post on RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV Life Cost?

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving into a Tiny Home

I’ve shared with you that I recently moved from Delaware to Pennsylvania. I sold my house and got rid of so much clutter and, in general, stuff.  I’ve always lived in places that have been at least 800 square feet. My first house after I got married was just under 1600 sq ft. My last home before moving to PA was 950 sq ft.

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RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV life Cost?

You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road.  That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee.  Thanks kiddo. 😛

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My Dream is Becoming a Reality!

Last night, the next step in my journey to follow my dreams happened!  My new business website went live!  Why am I sharing it here with you?  Well, I’m excited about it and want to share it with everyone. I want to shout it from the rooftops with the hopes it takes flight :). This is my first step in taking the reigns and leading my life in the direction I want to go in. I want to be responsible for my own destiny. Not just a number to an offsite payroll department.

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Small Town USA – Yes, I live here

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This is an Arial shot taken from a drone of our town, Oxford, PA.  I love how picturesque it looks!

Every month, on the first Friday, my town shut down the main streets around our Borough.  It’s never postponed or canceled. Rain or snow, the show will go on!  This is one of the joys I’ve found living in a small town.

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Six of my Favorite Travel Campers

I’ve mentioned in previous posts, that my plans once my daughter graduates is that I want to work from the road while I travel the country. Since it’ll be just me traveling, I just need a smaller camper to pull behind my car. I currently have a 2014 Kia Soul. So, weight limitation is a concern. Upon further research of the Soul’s towing capacity, even with the smaller travel campers, I am going to have to purchase a new SUV to pull my new home with.  I will go into the reasoning why I am choosing to go with a travel trailer instead of a an all in one RV in another post.

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10 Things a Woman Can do to Eliminate Stress

I was recently speaking with a friend of mine who has health issues for certain reasons.  One of them being her job. And it made me realize, this is a common thing anymore. Women are so stressed at work for either trying to keep up with home, kids and work. We try to prove we can do the job just as well as a man. Or, we are trying to make up for the fact that we are women.

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Empty Nest Years are Coming to a House Near Me

It has finally hit me.  My daughter is going into her sophomore year of high school.  I’m thinking ahead and quite a few things hit me!

  • She will have her license this time next year
  • We will be doing college tours in two years
  • She will graduate in less than three years.
  • She will be old enough to vote in the next election in four years

Once I let all that sink it, I realized one thing.  I’m getting old!  Nah… I mean I am, but, I don’t feel it. I sure as heck don’t act it! So, it got me thinking.  Once she’s done college in seven years. What the heck am I going to do with my life? I mean, the last eleven years since my divorce, I haven’t really give much thought to my empty nest years.

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Amish Country ~ A Slower Paced Lifestyle

Yesterday I took a time out from life and went driving around my new town. As it was a Sunday, the Amish were out making their rounds, visiting friends and families after going to church.  The Amish, while hardworking are so laid back. They know their place in the world and enjoy it. Their slower paced lifestyle is something we could all learn from. While in my car, I never feel that I’m “stuck” behind them. Sometimes I’ll wait awhile before going around them. But, not too long as I don’t want to scare them.

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Single Mom and a Short Sale

I mentioned in a previous post here that I recently moved from Delaware to Pennsylvania. I had a home that I was paying a mortgage on and had to take care of that before I moved. I knew I couldn’t sell the home. I had lost WAY too much money on it.  I bought the house back in ’09 for $135k.  It was a small, 950 sq ft row home in, not quite the best area.  But, I was determined to show my daughter that her single mother could do it on her own.

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